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Foxconn changes focus in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. The much-ballyhooed facility was heralded by ...

Holy Name plans to add Escanaba high school

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ESCANABA — Holy Name Catholic School is planning to re-open its high school, school officials stated during a press conference Tuesday morning. The launch of a capital campaign to raise funds for this project was announced during the press conference. At the press conference, High School ...

The snowman

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James Gaskins clears the driveway outside his mother’s house on East Breen Street in Kingsford. Working outdoors could get dangerous today through Thursday, with Dickinson, Iron and Menominee counties under a winter chill warning this afternoon through at least Wednesday evening. Wind chills ...

Plane wreckage removed safely from Fumee Lake

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A single-engine plane that crashed 10 days ago at Big Fumee Lake in Breitung Township has been removed from the Dickinson County natural area with no contamination occurring, a county official reported. Pete Schlitt, the county’s deputy director for emergency services, ...

Dickinson to acquire new SUVs for patrols

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Three new Dodge Durangos will be part of the Dickinson County sheriff’s patrol under a lease agreement approved Monday. The county board is spending $45,000 for this year’s acquisitions, with the vehicles to come fully equipped except for decals. The annual lease cost ...

Closings and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 30

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The following schools are closed Wednesday: - Bay College Iron Mountain - Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine (also closed Thursday) - Breitung Township-Kingsford - Bishop Baraga - Dickinson and Iron County ISD special education and early childhood programs - Dickinson Iron Tech Center - Forest ...

Breitung plans better lighting for ‘south junction’

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QUINNESEC — The Breitung Township Board on Monday authorized installing new street lighting at the U.S. 2/U.S. 141 junction for better visibility. Supervisor Denny Olson said poor lighting at the “south junction” was a common concern that has repeatedly been raised since construction ...

Whitmer declares state of emergency ahead of cold

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan ahead of dangerous subzero weather. Whitmer announced the order Monday night, saying it will help address threats to public health and safety due to this week’s cold snap. ...

Scientists rush to salvage wolf study after shutdown

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 60-year-old study of wolves and moose at Isle Royale National Park is back on track after being derailed by the partial government shutdown, and enough private funding has been raised to ensure the work will go on even if federal agencies are idled again, ...

Heating help available

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As a winter deep freeze grips Michigan, officials say resources are available to help pay heating bills and keep utility costs under control. The state Public Service Commission provides $50 million for heating through the Michigan Energy Assistance Program. A number ...

Carpenter collision

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No injuries were reported Monday after a driver lost control of a utility vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic, crashing into a pickup truck at Carpenter Avenue and West C Street in Iron Mountain. The accident was reported about 2 p.m, after the utility vehicle pushed the truck over a ...

Whitmer moves speech

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State address a week later than planned to avoid having it on the same night as President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The Democratic governor’s speech is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 during ...

Pizza Oven: Former customer marks over four decades as owner

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KINGSFORD — When Eva Gall chased Danny Antonini and his friends out of her restaurant with a broom in the early ‘60s, neither had any idea he someday would take over as Pizza Oven owner. Gall and Pat Goulette started the Pizza Oven more than 60 years ago in a building that once was the ...

UP, region to face more bitter cold

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Temperature-wise, the worst is yet to come. For much of the Upper Peninsula, high temperatures through Thursday will not be warmer than the single digits above zero, with nighttime lows mostly between 5 below and 25 below zero, the National Weather Service said today. The ...

Body of missing NMU student found near river

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ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP — Searchers Sunday afternoon found the body of a Northern Michigan University student missing since Friday near the Yellow Dog River in Ishpeming Township. Guiancarlo Estupigan, 25, had told others he was going hiking by County Road 510 on Thursday afternoon to photograph ...

UP highway reopens after crash, whiteout

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SENEY, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have reopened a highway that was closed because of a large chain reaction crash that seriously injured three people in Schoolcraft County. Michigan State Police said a 25-mile stretch of M-28 between M-77 in Seney and M-94 in Shingleton was shut down for three ...

Car plunge contest

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The 2019 Rotary Club Car Plunge Contest has begun. Rotary club members placed the 1998 Saturn sedan on top the ice on the east side of the Chapin Pit on Saturday morning and entry forms for the fifth annual contest are in place throughout Iron Mountain and Kingsford. The previous winning times ...

Eleven days until tournament

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The 2019 Pine Mountain Continental Cup ski jumping tournament is set for Feb. 8-10 at Giant Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain. The Reddinger family and friends have spent decades watching ski tournaments from the same spot: front row, just down from the Popple Palace. Front from left are Kelly ...